Wirra Wirra Church Block
Wine of McLaren Vale, Australia. Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Merlot - Red Australian Wine. Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (est. 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra's century old ironstone cellars. Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure. The 2009 selection of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Shiraz (29%) and Merlot (20%) is another masterful blend. Matured in 70% French oak and 30% American oak barriques for 18 months, it is rich in fruit to enjoy in its youth, but with the structure to develop for a decade under careful cellaring.
Preparation & Storage
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 3 years